An Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to spread over tens of kilometers and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders.
The rare occurrence of back-to-back Ebola outbreaks underscores the growing danger that infectious diseases pose to humanity.
Congo's health ministry is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations Wednesday, August 8, in the eastern city of Beni and neighboring Mangina village.
Four people have died of Japanese Encephalitis, while 22 others have been admitted to medical centers within the past 72 hours.
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has entered into a license agreement with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) toward advancing development, regulatory approval, and supply of a new vaccine candidate against Lassa fever virus
More than 400 million people in Africa, Latin America, and Asia rely on bananas as staple foods, while farming them provides employment for hundreds of thousands more.
African swine fever has spread to 98 localities in eight counties of Romania with a total of 545 hotbeds confirmed.
Vietnam has reported three outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu among backyard birds.
The Sabah Veterinary Services Department has culled about 10,000 chickens at a poultry farm in Tamparuli which tested positive for bird flu.
On average, in one corner of the world or another, a new infectious disease has emerged every year for the past 30 years: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Nipah virus, Hendra, and many more.